Employers

The overall goals of the Community Action Employment Plan are:

  • to increase the number of CLBC-eligible individuals who are participating in employment, and
  • for people who are already employed, but want to work more, to provide increased opportunities for employment.

This means everyone has a role to play.

Without employers the target of increased employment is not possible. Employers must be brought increasingly into partnership; mining their knowledge, scanning their environments, leveraging their assets and meeting their needs is crucial to meeting the goals of the Plan.

Between 2016 – 2019, employers will be asked to:

  • Participate in employer engagement initiatives (Rotary@Work, MentorAbility, Ready Willing & Able, and BC Partners for Workforce Innovation)
  • Participate in coordinated strategies through Chambers of Commerce and Municipalities
  • Participate in entrepreneur to entrepreneur conversations and mentoring initiatives
  • Champion hiring of employees with diversabilities

Download information about the role of employers in the Community Action Employment Plan.

Web resources

  • BC Centre for Employment Excellence
    Training, resource and informational tools for helping people find and keep employment.
  • BC Partners in Workforce Innovation
    Innovative recruitment pilot project to help BC employers meet current and future workforce needs, and connect people with diverse abilities to employment opportunities.
  • Best Practices for Supported Employment
    User-friendly information for employers, job seekers, service providers and family members.
  • Employment Matters
    A documentary by CBC, explores the untapped market and potential of employing people with intellectual disabilities in the workplace.
  • Employment Matters Too
    The second part of a CBC documentary series focusing on people with intellectual disabilities in the workplace.
  • MentorAbility
    A public awareness and employment development initiative that connects people with developmental disabilities to employers for a day of mentoring.
  • Myths about Hiring People with Disabilities
    A factsheet to help employers better understand the myths about inclusive hiring.